Bluebird grew up in Chicago under the wing of the great Junior Wells. Since
1975 he has blown his harp with Chicagoans from Sammy Lawhorn to Eddy Taylor and from Phil Guy to Valerie Wellington. He jammed with Muddy Waters and
opened for him for his entire 1980 Italian tour. He played with Dr. John, John Kalb, Bill Dicey, Alexis Korner, the Sun Ra Orchestra, and many more. In 1982, one of his songs won a platinum album in South America. His songs have been included in numerous compilations in Europe and America. Bluebird has been followed by the music press and European TV stations since the beginning. His latest version of the song Johnny B. Goode received five stars from independent U.S. radio stations. In 2007 he met the artist/poet/videomaker Elena Skoko and with her they started a new band "Bluebird & Skoko", recorded their first album in Indonesia (mastered at the Abbey Road Studios in London) called "Trust Your Mojo, Sista". In 2011 they won the BMM Award for Best video with the title track off the album. They are now workin on a new one to be recorded in Florida with lot of special guests. They both design their own outfit for the shows.
Because of his passion for music, Bluebird started his own line of guitars (resonator, arch top & solid body), ukulele, slide, tone-bar, lap steel guitars, cigar box guitar & uke, cigar box amps and more.
While Bluebird Guitars (Resonators & arch-top) production is quite limited
to a couple of dozen per year (sort of limited editions), the production of
the ukulele can reach 50 pieces per month with the exception of a special
top line of Rosewood. ALL the uke are made out of a single piece of wood
(body, sides and neck) that makes this item very peculiar.
Most of the arch-top guitars are carved with flowers, birds and such
(customers can ask for their own design) using also gem stones and 24 karat
gold powder to give the piece a special flavour.
Guitars & ukulele are 100% hand made
Bluebird Guitars used ONLY Custom Shop Seymour Duncan
Timber: Bluebird guitars use mostly mahogany, rosewood, tamarind, mango,
teak & koa.
Inlays: M.O.P, gem stones & 24 karat gold powder
Artists who use/used Bluebird's bootleneck
Mr Bob Brozman (Slide) - USA
Adrian Adioetomo (Slide) - Indonesia
Poor Bob (Slide) - Italy
Roberto Ciotti (Slide) Italy
Name: Rob Bluebird
Lives in: Denpasar, Indonesia
Company: Bluebird Guitars, Bluebird Longboards, Bluebird & Skoko
Occupation: Author, Music Composer, Music Supervisor, Musician, Publisher and Screenwriter
Bite My Music Award for Best Video "Trust Your Mojo, Sista"